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Tuesday, June 2, 2009


"It is easier to go down a hill than up, but the view is from the top."

-Arnold Bennett

There is a commercial running these days that says,

"Having a baby changes everything."

Boy does it ever...

We babysat the grandson the last two weekends and, let me tell you, it ain't easy to run a yarn sale and watch a ten month old at the same time.

I don't know how all of you with "younguns" do it!

And still find time to knit, no less!

The house is quiet now (except for the click of needles) and my work is getting done, but I do miss that cheerful little face...

big time!

Some things are just worth the effort, y'know?

Have been busy trying to get Mendhi to market. I know a lot of you are waiting...

I finally reached the center back of the piece. I wanted a solid section to offset and join the two lengths of sinuous curves. I think this vaguely Moorish looking twisted stitch does the trick.

One more repeat of the center pattern and I will put the live stitches on a holder and begin work on the second length. No center on the second piece. Will graft to the live stitches.

Then it is out to you...

Some things are just worth the effort, y'know?


denise said...

It is more than worth the effort. It is gorgeous and I am one of the many who are patiently waiting.

Mylyne said...

What a beautiful piece!

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over. ~F. Scott Fitzgerald

Anonymous said...


And I think you do a fantastic job each Saturday!

Teri said...

I was just thinking of Mendhi today. I'm glad that it will be coming soon. Is it possible to give me an idea of the amount of yarn needed? I am finishing up a shawl now, and I think that this would be the perfect 'next project' .
thanks for all of your wonderful designs!